Leinster Express

  • by Tom Gannon
    A record of €3.5 million under the Sports Capital Projects scheme has been given to a total of 61 Laois Sports Clubs. The funding will benefit Sports Clubs and Communities across Laois. The funding is for a range of development work being carried out by various clubs and groups – including astroturf
  • by Tom Gannon
    Courtwood and Laois player Collins Ugochukwu is front and center in Supervalu's campaign  #communityincludeseveryone. In the video released on Twitter by Supervalu Ireland Collins is reinforcing the point that "Colour doesn't matter on the pitch, or the sideline. It's about the game, nothing else. E
  • by Eoghan MacConnell
    A fundraiser is being launched in support of the family of former Laois GAA Player, Jonathon 'Micko' McCowen.  In August last year, 41-year-old Portarlington native Jonathan McCowen had a good and ‘normal’ life; a secure job, a cheeky, cute 2-year-old daughter Darcy, and he and his beautiful wife Sh
  • by Pat Somers
    Two athletes from Laois are among the 74 students who received sports scholarships from the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) this academic year. The TUS Sports Scholarship programme which is sponsored by PMI supports students who are at the forefront of their chosen sport from intercoun
  • by Tom Gannon
    Beko and Leinster GAA have launched the 2022 Beko Club Champion, an initiative open for all Leinster GAA clubs. Aiming to highlight the incredible work that was carried out by clubs, people are asked to nominate a club member to be in with a chance of winning €1,000 worth of gear. The 2022 Beko Club
  • by Conor Ganly
    One of the most successful sports clubs in Portlaoise and Laois has received a big boost in the shape of a €5,000 cheque. Portlaoise Panthers Basketball Club are the Laois County winners of the recent Texaco Support for Sport initiative. The €5,000  will be used to fund its development programme and
  • by Ger Scully
    A DARTS exhibition with former world number one darts player Colin “Jaws” Lloyd takes place next Sunday, July 3. The exhibition is a charity fundraiser for Kilcavan GAA and in The High Chaparral in Geashill at 6pm. Colin is a two times major event PDC winner. There is no cover charge on the night an
  • by Conor Ganly
    The expanding Clough Ballacolla GAA club has invited bids for the contract to install new floodlights as part of a big overhaul of the club grounds in the south Laois village. The hurling club in south Laois wants install a pitch floodlighting system at the Hawthorn Field, Ballacolla. It has outline
  • by Conor Ganly
    Met Éireann's official weather forecasting partner says there are strong signs the summer weather is going to a improve. The Met Office made its latest prediction in the 10 day trend forecast. The official UK forecaster says high pressure from the Azores in the Atlantic is starting to push in over B
  • by Tom Gannon
    Laois Sports Partnesrhip  are very happy to share a number of inclusive camps with you this summer. Below are 5 camps for children with additional needs in 4 different sports; Soccer, Cycling, Basketball and GAA.  1. Inclusive F.A.I. Soccer camp   Dates: 16th -18th August  Location: Portlaoise AFC T